Want to get your music heard by more people?
The showcase is a brand new RLGT monthly segment, that will help up-and-comers do just that. Instead of trying to stay on top the the multiple submissions we get each week, we’ve decided to give the best user submissions of each month a chance to be heard by a whole new audience. We’ll take a handful of the best tracks sent to us each, toss ’em into the showcase, and let the viewers vote on their favorite. After 7 days, winner takes all. The winning artist will not only get the bragging rights, but will also receive a full feature article and mini-interview about their submitted track/project, that will be seen by thousands of Canadian, American, and international hip-hop fans alike. Vote once a day for your favourite submission!
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The Showcase: November 2015
Dodgr & Neill Von Tally- Fractures EP
2015 seems to be a huge comeback year for R&B as a genre, while at the same time genre lines are becoming more and more blurred everyday. A new wave of artists find themselves combining rap, with R&B vocals, dance tempos, or even half-time, trapped out drum patterns. Enter Portland Producer, Neill Von Tally and Portland via LA vocalist, The Last Artful AKA Dodgr, and their new collaborative effort Fractures. Just under 9 minutes of play time, the term collaboration is definitely not used lightly for this 3-track release distributed by former NBA star Martell Webster’s new label, EYRST. While Dodgr approaches every instrumental with an ever evolving flow, stylistic delivery, and standout tone, she also importantly knows when and where to let Neill’s soundscapes breathe, giving added life to every song. At times very dark and moody, Fractures takes the listeners on a roller coaster ride of emotion and energy. Check out the stand-out cut, “Entitled”, below, and stream/purchase the full project here!
YBK, Defreal (eXam, Ryan McNeil, & Jadeci) – The Basement Tape EP
3 local Victoria hip-hop heads recently took the next steps towards changing the game. The Basement Tape, Vol. 1, is a recent 10 track project by rappers Ryan McNeil, eXam, and Jadeci, who are all also up-and-coming producers as well (the former 2 executive produced a majority the tape). As the joke goes “if you’re feeling down, just remember that someone from your high-school is trying to become a rapper”, but the trio proves exactly what can be accomplished by the very same. Hard-hitting, yet smooth beats, intertwined with powerful lyrics and voices made for hip-hop will definitely have you pulling a double-take. Check out the full tape here, but for now get educated with the highlight cut, “iLL Wizardry”.
Lil Harper – Bite Down (Ft. Dylan Kleese & JUSTEND)
Lil’ Harper is 19 year old artist/producer from Tampa, Florida. He gets a lot of comparisons to various artists but molds his influences into his own style. Here he delivers a catchy banger titled “Bite Down” with his counterpart JUSTEND and fellow artist Dylan Kleese. Check out the new cut, below!
Arrow – Hold Me Down
Arrow is a Washington Heights based artist gearing up to release his first project. Recently released is his new track “Hold Me Down” in collaboration with singer/songwriter Drew Wayne from Harlem. With its an experimental New Wave/Trap energy, this ones a definite contender this month.
King Leez – Missin’ (VIDEO)
A few months ago Tacoma, WA hip hop staple King Leez and Raz Simone worked together on the Pusha T featured “That Ain’t Love“. Today they collaborate again to announce Leez partnering up with Raz’s Seattle based Black Umbrella company. Wasting no time Leez accompanies the announcement with visuals for ‘Missin’. The song is featured on his upcoming project titled Supreme Being. Watch the official video, below!
UPDATE: Polls are officially closed, and with 50.87% of the voice, Lil Harper is officially the winner!